Annual Chesterton Conference in Philadelphia - July 25-27, 2024
The Society of G.K. Chesterton
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Let Chesterton help you forge stronger friendships in faith.

Join us for this year’s Chesterton conference, our annual three-day reunion of friends, old and new.

Don't miss the stimulating talks, the spiritual enrichment, and our legendary nightly afterglow celebrations!

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Introducing this year's theme...

"Love one another with brotherly affection."


– Romans 12:10

Christ called the disciples his friends. He told them that there is no greater love than the laying down of one's life for his friends. And he told them to love one another as He loved them.

This is the Christian call in its essence. God has loved us, and so we must love one another - even unto death.

G.K. Chesterton understood this. He wrote that "it is only in God that we love one another." And he witnessed this understanding in his writings and in his life.

Join us this year outside Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly love, for a conference of faith and friendship - and fun!

"It is only in God that we love one another."

– G.K. Chesterton

An all-star speaker line-up including ...

Just Announced!

His Eminence, Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto

Rod Dreher

Author of the Best-Seller, The Benedict Option

Dale Ahlquist

President, The Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton

See You This Summer!

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Also featuring...

✦   Prolific author Joseph Pearce – “Economics as If Families Mattered”

✦   Carl Olson, editor of Catholic World Report  – “On Certain Modern Stupidities and the Institution of the Family”

✦   Popular writer Brandon Vogt – “Chesterton as Husband … and Father”

✦   William Fahey, President of Thomas More College – “Chesterton and Grass: Coming Out of the Culture Weeds with G.K. Chesterton”

✦   Perspectives on Harry Potter – guided discussion featuring popular authors Brandon Vogt  and Nancy Brown

✦   Panel on Conversion, featuring David Fagerberg, Robert Moore- Jumonville, and Cameron Moore

✦   Kevin O’Brien and the Theater of the Word perform the hilarious, provocative and profound “Adam and Eve Go to Marriage Counseling”

✦   Charlotte Ostermann – “The Poet as Troublemaker”

✦   Andrew Youngblood, Director of the Regina Chesterton Academy – “The Impact of the Chesterton Academy Curriculum”

✦   Many more speakers … plus our legendary conference Afterglows and annual Closing Banquet

Greet old friends and make new friends in a relaxed, convivial atmosphere!


This year’s conference will take place at the beautiful Alloy, a DoubleTree by Hilton in King of Prussia, PA just outside Philadelphia near historic Valley Forge.  Book online or call the 855-610-TREE and mention the Chesterton ConferenceHurry – there are a limited number of rooms available at our special rate! 

The Alloy King of Prussia – a DoubleTree by Hilton
301 West DeKalb Pike
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406 USA 

Notes and FAQs

A 6-meal package of catered meals at the hotel may be purchased on an a la carte basis or as part of a complete conference registration package. The meal package includes Thursday night dinner; all meals on Friday; and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. You will receive a meal ticket good for one plate for each meal of the weekend. Meals are served buffet-style in the same area of the hotel as the talks, making meals both inexpensive and convenient. Meal packages must be purchased ahead of time; we are unable to sell meals on site. 

One-Day Tickets are available for purchase at the door as seating allows. Member, student, or clergy discounts do not apply for One-Day tickets.

Faculty, staff and board members from member schools in the Chesterton Schools Network (CSN) will gather at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel from Tuesday, July 30 to Thursday, August 1 for our annual conference. Our first annual summer gathering students will run concurrently with the CSN conference. Click here for more information and to register.

Tickets for the closing banquet do not qualify for member discounts. Banquet tickets are purchased separately or as part of the complete conference packages. This joyful evening of jokes, toasts, songs, clerihews, and other fun is hosted by Dale Ahlquist and is the highlight of our annual conference. Hurry – seating is limited!

This year’s conference will take place at the beautiful Sheraton Overland Park Hotel. Book your room now to take advantage of the special conference rate of $105/night. To reserve your room, book online or call the hotel at +1 913-234-2100. Additional discounted rooms are available at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites at the Convention Center; call 1-800-HOLIDAY. Mention the Chesterton Society when you book to receive special pricing. Hurry – limited supply of rooms at this special conference rate!

We are unable to issue refunds for any conference item (registration, meals, banquet tickets, or vendor tables) at any time. For more information, please contact the Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton toll free at 1-800-343-2425.

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The family – the fundamental institution that has survived kingdoms and epochs – seems to be under attack from all sides. Is it warproof? Is it weatherproof? Or is it doomed? Find out what G.K. Chesterton has to say about this … and be inspired, encouraged, and renewed in hope. Join us at the beautiful Sheraton Overland Park Hotel to enjoy three days of fun and fellowship, whether you’re new to Chesterton or a long-time fan. For complete details and to register, visit or call 800-343-2425.

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For more information or assistance, contact the Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton toll free at 1-800-343-2425.

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